Simple shoe storage system that lets you put unused space, like the sides of a cabinet or a narrow wall area to good use. The .stl file is everything required to mount 'one' shoe so print two for a pair or ten to store 5 pairs up a wall. Very simple, looks cool and puts unused space to good use.
The system relies on gravity to hold the shoes in place. Shoes are inserted from underneath and the toe rotated so the toe sits slightly lower than the heel. They just sit in place with the heel against the wall and the top of the back of the shoe hooked into the top of the bracket/heel plate.
This works because the weight distribution of the shoe in this position is to the front/toe. Gravity makes the toe want to drop and, as the heel is against the back wall that becomes a pivot point which effectively pushes the top of the shoe up into the heel plate area. The heel plate area has been angled forward to lock the shoe in so it can't drop out. In effect, the shoe is held in by it's own weight!
To remove shoes from the system just lift the toes and they will (drop out the bottom... so it features a 'quick release' system as well.
Just attach the adjuster brackets (2) to the wall with high strength contact adhesive tape or using a couple of small screws each. Next, screw on the locknuts onto the adjuster bracket followed by the threaded heel plate. Then all that's left to do is adjust to suit the heel thickness of the shoes you want to store in that position and tighten the lock nut gently.
Refer to the instructions and images for additional details.
TIPS: If using contact adhesive tape (like 3M Command Strips) prepare the area where the bracket is to be applied with isopropyl alcohol. Also, if the PLA printed adjuster is very smooth, the mounting tape may not adhere well. To overcome this lightly sand the surface of the bracket for improved adhesion... or alternatively use a couple of small screws.
If you are using tape and have adhesion problems this is probably due to the mounting tape you are using not adhering well to the PLA. If this happens use one small screw in conjunction with the tape
If you like this take time to check out my other designs!